Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, February 25, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Weekly Top 10:

#1  Free Dr. Seuss Celebration Saturday at Brainerd Complex
Join Brainerd Staff as they celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday. Face painting, food, arts and crafts, movies, and book reading. There will be special appearance by Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Free, 12-4 p.m.  

#2  St. Elmo Stain Day on Saturday 
Chattanooga Park Stewards and volunteers are back at it again at St. Elmo Park, this time to stain the playground and give new life back to the playground off St. Elmo Ave. Everyone is welcome to join in Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., including kids.  Participants will need gloves, the rest will be provided.  For more information call 580-9489.  Become a park steward.  No time commitment, just communication. Once a month there will be clean up days at various parks. Click here for more. 

#3  Third Grade Challenge Reading Parties 
Join staff from Education Arts and Culture this week for the Third Grade Challenge as they host reading parties for youth at: 
East Lake Community Center: Wednesday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Glenwood Community Center: Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Westside Community Center: Friday 4-5 p.m.
Brainerd Community Center: Saturday 12-4 p.m.
All free, featuring special guest and speakers. Call 425-7826   

#4  Free Line Dancing Classes
Free line dancing classes at Shepherd Center Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Like the others, dance to today's hits and lose weight in a fun way. No registration, just show up. Call 855-2697 for more info.

#5  Teen Girls Cooking Class at Tyner Community Center Friday 
Learn to cook and eat healthy. Teen girls are invited to join Monique Friday at 5 p.m. to learn a few recipes and eat a bit too.  All food and equipment provided, just show up. Call 855-2664 for more information. If boys are interested, let Monique know.  

#6 Learn to Pickleball or Table Tennis at Wyatt Community Center in North Chattanooga 
Learn to play Pickleball or table tennis at Wyatt Community Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon.  If you prefer table, tennis, join the staff and learn how to play Tuesday evenings 5-7 p.m. Call Kelly at 757-5443. 

#7 Citywide Easter Egg Hunt, Thursday, March 28
Free at Warner Park with 25,000 eggs. Face painting, food and games, bounce house, music and fun.  Begins at 6 p.m. Just show up, free.   

#8 Rescue Prom March 23 at Hixson Community Center - Free Dresses  
Rescue Prom will join Hixson Community Center for this huge one day event offering thousands of free prom dresses, accessories, fittings and more. The entire gym floor will be filled. Teens are welcome from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 5400 School Dr. in Hixson. For more information, call Crystal at 298-4246. 

#9  Summer Kidz Kamp Registration 
Click here for flyer, applications and a list of Community Centers. Please print all forms and return them to the Community Center the child will participate in. Scholarship applications also available online, but please read requirements carefully. Call 643-6052 for more. 

#10  Adult Softball and Kickball Signups Continue 
Got a team, want to join a team. Softball played at the Summit of Softball and kickball played at Warner Park. Complete season with tournament and trophies. All levels of men's, women's, co-ed, church, etc. encouraged to play. Call Richard at 643-6055. Click here for a link to register.


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